Part 5 of Series: “Becoming a Transformational Church”Acts 15:1-35Big Idea: Transformational churches uphold the core CONVICTIONS of the gospel while showing the FRUIT of the Spirit. The decision from the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15:1. PRESERVED the gospel.2. ESTABLISHED a pattern of resolving divisive doctrinal issues among believers.Transformational Churches discern the difference between convictions, commitments, and preferences:• CONVICTIONS are the core of what we believe.• COMMITMENTS are derived from convictions and represent commitments to positions, perspectives, and practices. They are important for fellowship and effectiveness.• PREFERENCES are the non-essentials such as changing tastes, cultural factors, generational experiences, and traditions.Today’s Takeaway:1. Discern doctrinal convictions and stop arguing over lesser issues.2. Do not treat commitments and preferences as convictions.3. Remember that the world is watching.